28 January 2013

Gambia: Three Alleged Felons Granted Bail

Three persons; namely Adama Jallow, Ebrima Ceesay and Muhammed LS Drammeh, were recently arraigned at the Brikama Magistrates' Court. The case was presided over by Principal Hilary Abeke and the accused persons are charged with three counts of criminal offences of conspiracy to commit felony; willful damage of property; and stealing, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

On count one, the particulars of the offence stated that on or about 30th June 2012 at Yarambamba Estate in Old Yundum, the accused persons jointly conspired to commit felony therein stealing.

On count two, the particulars of the offence revealed that on the same date and place, the three accused persons unlawfully broke the windscreen of two vehicles with registration numbers, Bjl 2881G and Bjl 6849G, valued at D3250 dalasis, being the properties of one Fatou Jobe and Adama Jobarteh, thereby committed an offence.

According to the particulars of the offence on count three, on or about 30th June 2012 at Yarambamba Estate in Old Yundum, the accused persons jointly stole from a motor vehicle the following items: 2 car tapes valued at D9000; 2 motor batteries valued at D5000; one music player valued at D5000; one Gambian identity card valued at D200; 2 pairs of sunglasses valued at D300. The total value of all properties is estimated at D21,000 and they all belong to Fatou Jobe and Adama Jobarteh.

When the charges were read to the accused persons, they both pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of D500, 000 with title deeds each. The case was adjourned to 30th January 2013.

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